BlackBerry’s Prescription for Success in Healthcare

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

“Technology and mobility will play a crucial role in revolutionising the healthcare system and propelling the next phase of growth in India,” says Annie Mathew, Director, Alliances and Business Development, BlackBerry. In conversation with Abhishek Raval.

BlackBerry is planning to launch a healthcare platform in India. How is the project progressing?

We are currently holding discussions with healthcare solution providers and hospitals regarding the trials of NantHealth Clinical OS and the integration of the devices and apps that healthcare facilities are using. BlackBerry sees immense potential in the healthcare sector. Recently we made an investment in NantHealth, whose IT solutions are installed in about 250 hospitals. The NantHealth platform connects more than 16,000 medical devices and collects 3 billion vital signs annually. The reliability, security and versatility of BlackBerry’s end-to-end solutions will add incredible value to NantHealth’s solutions for the healthcare sector.

In what ways is BlackBerry helping the Railway Hospital and Hiranandani Hospital to improve their services?

The Railway Hospital is using Maestros Rhythms 24×7 eUNO, which has a remote ECG solution and securely transmits ECG data to medical professionals on their BlackBerry 10 device. This solution can be deployed across different scenarios of healthcare, including ambulances, community centers, primary health centres, and even in the homes of the patients. Hiranandani Hospital has implemented a mobile telemedicine application, which allows medical professionals to remotely monitor the patient’s health and provide care remotely. The mobile telemedicine app developed by UST Global, under the guidance of Hiranandani Hospital and BlackBerry India team, provides access to qualified doctors. Through telemedicine, the patients living in rural areas can gain access to quality treatments without having to travel to cities.

Source: The Financial Express (link opens in a new window)

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